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Tips to support leaving your comfort zone

  • Reframe stress: Physiologically, anxiety and excitement both entail the same "stress response." Stress can be negative or positive (eustress). When we reframe the stimuli as exciting, it can help us out of the comfort zone.
  • Understand neuroplasticity: The core of this theory is that humans are malleable and adaptable and can improve.
  • Prioritise: Find which areas of life being comfortable does more harm than good and prioritise that for growth.
  • Small steps can help make the process smooth.

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Aside from increasing performance, less-direct benefits include:

Stepping out of our comfort zone to grab hold of opportunities can be difficult.

The Yerkes–Dodson Law (1907) linked anxiety to performance. In response to anxiety-provoking stimuli, the options are either fight (meet the challenge), flight (run away/hide), or freeze (become paralyzed).

Moving into the growth zone becomes harder without some level of self-awareness.

  • Break out of old, comfortable routines by doing some things differently. For example, turn off your smartphone while having dinner.
  • Expand your professional skillset.
  • Try a new diet.
  • Take workouts to the n...

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  3. Learning zone
  4. Growth zone

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